Patent Prosecution Specialist

Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Employment Type: Direct Hire Position Type: Intellectual Property Job Number: 23231 Pay Rate: Up to $80,000

Los Angeles law firm seeks a Patent Prosecution Specialist with 2 years of experience in US and foreign patent prosecution to support the East Coast team providing complex patent prosecution work.  Selected candidate will benefit branch offices by assisting with overflow for LA office, and completing urgent work for East Coast during and after close of business.  The hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., PST.  Duties include preparing, reviewing, filing, and reporting USPTO documents and associated legal correspondence; and assisting specialists with US, PCT, national, and direct filings.  The Patent Prosecution Specialist will manage docket; open new matters; schedule client meetings; update firm and client charts, spreadsheets, and databases; and produce shells for foreign and US responses and analysis letters.

A bachelor’s degree is required.  Qualified candidate will be proficient in Patricia or similar docketing software, and Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Word).  Knowledge of general accounting practices, and legal billing experience, are desired, but not required.   The Patent Prosecution Specialist will have outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.  Ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks independently.  Overtime flexibility is needed.

Kent Daniels and Associates is a legal staffing service specializing in the placement of temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time regular employees in law firms and corporate legal departments in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and nationwide. We staff all positions in law firms and all three shifts - day, swing and graveyard. Kent Daniels was established in 1986, giving us 33 years of experience finding candidates legal jobs in law firms in the LA area.

Applicants will be considered in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local requirements as applicable.

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